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free knit sweater pattern - shawl collar short sleeve pullover


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Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Shawl Collar Short Sleeve Pullover

Sizes: S (M, L)
Finished Chest Measurements: 40 (44-1/2, 49-1/2)"

8 (9, 11) 50-gr balls Merino 5 #5224 "wine" by Crystal Palace Yarns
Size S and L:
Use US size 5 (3.75mm) straight and US size 7 (4.5mm) needles
Size M: Use US size 6 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm)

Approx-approximately; BO-bind off; beg-begin (ning); CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; Inc-increase; k-knit; PU-pick up; p-purl; rem-remain(ing); rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS-wrong side

Sizes S and L are worked using size 5 and 7 needles
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in pattern (blocked), using size 7 needles
Sizes M is worked using size 6 and 8 needles
18 sts and 27 rows = 4" in pattern (blocked), using size 8 needles.
For correct sizing, be sure to work a gauge swatch corresponding to the size you will knit.

Using size 5 (6, 5) needles CO 92 (92, 122) sts. Knit 6 rows (garter st border)
Change to size 7 (8, 7) needle. Work rows 1-42 of Chart.
Begin shaping
Continuing to work from Chart rep rows 15-42. Inc 1 st at each end of next row then every 10 (10, 18) rows 3 (3, 1) times-100 (100, 124) sts.
Work even until piece measures 12 (12-1/2, 13-1/2)".
Shape Underarm
BO 10 (10, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows-80 (80, 96) sts.
Work even until armhole measures 8 (8-1/2, 9)".
Shape Shoulders and Neck
BO 8 (8, 10) sts beg of next 2 rows. Working both sides at the same time, BO 8 (7,9) sts at each shoulder edge 2 times, AT THE SAME TIME, BO 20 (20, 24) center sts for neck, BO 4 sts at each neck edge, 1 (2, 2) times and 2 sts at each neck edge 1 (0, 0) time.

Work same as for the back to underarm
Shape Underarm and Neck
BO 10 (10, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows AT THE SAME TIME join 2nd ball of yarn and BO center 16 (16, 18) sts for neck-64 (64, 72) sts. Work 7 (5, 7) rows even. Dec 1 st at each neck on next row, and every 8 rows 3 times and every 6 rows 4 (4, 5) times; AT THE SAME TIME when armhole measures 8 (8-1/2, 9-1/2)" work shoulder shaping same as for back.

Sew shoulder seams. Work collar and armhole bands. Center and sew the collar to back of neck and along the long sides of neck opening. Sew the right short side of collar to neck BO sts. Bring left short side of collar under the right piece and sew together across neck BO sts.
Sew side seams. Sew CO edge of armbands to armhole. Sew the short edges of band to lower armhole BO edge. Make sure that the BO edge of the band for front and back meet at the center side seam. These will be left open.

Using size 5 (6, 5) needles, CO 32 (32, 36). Beg working in K2, P2 rib, and work 1 row then. CO 14 (14, 16) sts at the beg of next 2 rows, and 16 sts at beg of next 4 row-124 (124, 132) sts. Work all CO sts into rib patt as estab. Work 6 rows even in patt.
Change to larger size needle, Work even until collar measures 4-1/2 (4-1/2, 5)" (measure in the center of the piece from CO edge). BO all sts in rib.

Armhole Bands
Using smaller needles, CO 18 (18, 22) sts.
Beg K2, P2 rib. Work 1 row. CO 11 sts at beg of next 6 rows-84 (84, 92) sts.
Work all CO sts into rib pattern as estab.

The PDF file of the CHART for this pattern and diagrams of the pieces is HERE.

Technical pattern editing and sizing by Dawn Leeseman

copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5 are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.


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